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US Nurse Battled To Save London Tube Bomb Victims

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July 7 Inquest: US Nurse Lisa Levine Battled To Help Tube Bomb Victims At Edgware Road, London | UK News | Sky News

An American nurse battled her way off a Tube train and into a bombed carriage to help July 7 terror attack victims, a coroner has heard.

Lisa Levine was speaking at the inquests of 52 people who were killed during the 2005 atrocities in London.

The nurse told how she forced her way out of the train she was on, which had been travelling in the opposite direction to one blown up by Mohammed Sidique Khan at Edgware Road.

Giving evidence by video link from Florida, she sobbed: "Everyone was going to the floor to try to get air because the train had filled with smoke.

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN. Has 26 years experience.

Very horrible time I remember it well I lived 75 miles away from London and a few of my friends went there shopping we all watched it on the Ward I worked at, wondering if we knew anybody. I am sure it wont be the last, London has been the target of many bombings over my life time-for one reason or another.

MaryAnn_RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 15 years experience.

That nurse, others like her, are inspiring.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

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Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

I remember it so well

babyNP., APRN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

I still felt eerie going on the circle line years after...what a terrible tragedy.

That brings up a point though--it sounds like the American nurse was registered in the UK. I wonder what the legalities are of helping in a disaster situation if you are registered in your home country, but not the one abroad that you are visiting on holiday. Can you give CPR if you are certified in your own country without fear of being successfully sued? I guess good samaritan laws would vary from country to country.